by Carlene Harwick, Royal Wind is an ANG Workshop by Mail for the first half of
Color changes, small design changes, and all the mistakes are mine alone. ;)
Stitched January - February 2010 on congress cloth with DMC floss and spools and
spools and spools of Kreinik Metallics.
The center is an acrylic gem from Michael's - clear with a silver foil backing
that gives color. I looked on ebay for days at all the different emeralds,
sapphires, etc, through all the craft stores and a couple of really nice bead
stores. I found this one towards the end of my search. Swarovski makes prettier
stuff but not as big.
was a really interesting piece to stitch - all of the threads are laid with a
laying tool and there are long straight stitches in gold that are couched down
with the different colored flosses.